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What are the The Best 1980s & 1990s Movies? Do you find yourself asking if the movies we loved while growing up were really that good? Have you caught yourself thinking, “why don’t make movies like they use to?” Can you still remember spending your Friday Nights searching for the perfect movie rental at Blockbuster Video? Do you know what Blockbuster Video is? If you answered yes, then this is the podcast for you! Website: http://shatthemovies.com/the-best-80s-90s-movies/ Email: hosts@shatthemovies.com

What are the The Best 1980s & 1990s Movies? Do you find yourself asking if the movies we loved while growing up were really that good? Have you caught yourself thinking, “why don’t make movies like they use to?” Can you still remember spending your Friday Nights searching for the perfect movie rental at Blockbuster Video? Do you know what Blockbuster Video is? If you answered yes, then this is the podcast for you! Website: http://shatthemovies.com/the-best-80s-90s-movies/ Email: hosts@shatthemovies.com

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What are the The Best 1980s & 1990s Movies? Do you find yourself asking if the movies we loved while growing up were really that good? Have you caught yourself thinking, “why don’t make movies like they use to?” Can you still remember spending your Friday Nights searching for the perfect movie rental at Blockbuster Video? Do you know what Blockbuster Video is? If you answered yes, then this is the podcast for you! Website: http://shatthemovies.com/the-best-80s-90s-movies/ Email: hosts@shatthemovies.com

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English


Episodes

Empire Records (1995)

3/2/2021
What happens when the dad of the podcast is confronted with the rebellious teen of '90s coming-of-age movies? Will Big D spank "Empire Records," or will this record-store comedy remind him of what it was to be a shoplifting adolescent? Listener Jen D. added to her list of sterling commissions with the movie that gave us Rex Manning Day, scandalous miniskirts, horrible dancing, and a soundtrack that included Better Than Ezra, Cracker, and The Gin Blossoms. The romances and struggles took Ash...

Duration:01:08:36

The Final Countdown (1980)

2/23/2021
This episode is cursed. You've been warned. It killed Ash's Internet access, froze all of Texas, put Big D in the hospital, and aged Gene another 40 years. Do you really want to risk it all to hear The Shat Crew talk about Kirk Douglas' cool, Martin Sheen's hair, bootstrap paradox, the lethality of flare guns, Japanese fighter planes, and Navy dress standards? Understand that pressing play is a gamble. What you'll gain is questionable maritime knowledge, even more questionable escape...

Duration:01:04:11

True Lies (1994)

2/16/2021
Years of Shat The Movies debate were finally settled this week when Ash, Big D, and Gene carefully studied the Jamie Lee Curtis striptease in "True Lies." The song playing in the background wasn't "Leave Your Hat On" or "Cream." Ash was right: It's "Alone in the Dark." This Arnold Schwarzenegger and James Cameron team-up was the first movie with a $100 million budget, reinvigorated Tom Arnold's career, and might be Bill Paxton's greatest role. The Shat Crew discusses shitty husbands,...

Duration:01:09:39

Species (1995)

2/9/2021
Boobs. "Species" is a movie about boobs: great boobs, alien boobs, killer boobs, gooey boobs. But the 1995 movie that introduced the world to Natasha Henstridge is so much more. It made Ash and Big D sympathize with a killer alien. It made Michael Madsen try to be an action star. And it turned Gene Lyons into a sci-fi lawyer. In this edition, we put on our lab coats and dissect the mating habits and menstrual discharge of human hybrids, debate whether inviting a lady to shower is polite or...

Duration:01:09:17

Don't Tell Mom The Babysitter's Dead (1991)

2/2/2021
We all remember Christina Applegate as the ditzy Kelly Bundy from TV's "Married with Children," but people often forget she did '90s movies, too. Before starring in "Anchorman" and "Bad Moms," a young Applegate went dark and quirky with "Don't Tell Mom The Babysitter's Dead." Commissioner Brad N. told the Shat Crew to do its worst on this comedy, not knowing it was an Ash Schlafly favorite and just wild enough to entertain Gene. The big question: What will Big D say? There's a lot to love...

Duration:01:05:03

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)

1/26/2021
Jim Carrey scored a perfect 0 Wipe Score with "Dumb and Dumber" and almost did it again with "Cable Guy." Can "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective" keep the streak alive? Find out why Ace's look gets Ash worked up. Learn about proper dolphin stewardship from Gene. And reminisce with Big D about Super Bowl XXV as the Shat Crew explores the one-liners, physical comedy, and a surprising abundance of sexual situations that made this 1994 comedy a classic. We also delve into "The Crying Game," how the...

Duration:01:00:06

Tequila Sunrise (1988)

1/19/2021
Ash makes Shat The Movies history as we motorboat our way through a star-studded film with the coolest movie poster of 1988: "Tequila Sunrise." This is a serious movie with serious cops who seriously love peanuts and throwing coffee while sleeping with witnesses and chatting on gigantic walkie-talkies. We've got saxophones, sunsets, swing sets, and more twists than a bowl of Olive Garden spaghetti. In this episode commissioned by listener Rachel C., Gene decodes the noises old Iranian...

Duration:01:08:20

The Silence of The Lambs (1991)

1/12/2021
When we think of the best '90s horror movies, we think of "It," "Event Horizon," "Jacob's Ladder," and "Scream." Nobody ever brings up "The Silence of the Lambs." Maybe they're too scared. This cinematic gamechanger introduced us to the terror Anthony Hopkins could unleash and reminded us just how sharp Jodie Foster's jawline really is. In this brothers' birthday gift to listener Jon R., The Shat Crew settles life-or-death questions, including: Why make a skin dress when a "skin vagina"...

Duration:01:04:35

Valley Girl (1983)

1/6/2021
Shat The Movies is no stranger to Nicolas Cage movies and teen movies; it was only a matter of time before the two collided in the '80s classic "Valley Girl," a film that stoked our loins and crushed our hopes. It's something like "Romeo and Juliet"—in that both scripts have characters and things happen—but calling Randy and Julie star-crossed lovers is a stretch. "Valley Girl" feels more like a mix of "Grease" and "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" (another Nic Cage flick), with some painful...

Duration:01:02:30

Boogie Nights (1997)

12/29/2020
On paper, "Boogie Nights" looks destined to fail: A new, 27-year-old director Paul Thomas Anderson gambling on making a period drama about porn ... starring Marky Mark and Burt Reynolds ... based on a short film about a guy named "Dirk Diggler" that Anderson made when he was 18. But instead of a campy tits-and-ass disco disaster, "Boogie Nights" turned out to be a breakout film powered by picture-perfect camerawork, a mind-blowing soundtrack, a swirl of emotions, and a dynamite cast...

Duration:01:04:10

Trading Places (1983)

12/22/2020
Canadian listeners Denis and Jillian commissioned this year's Shat Christmas comedy, "Trading Places," explaining that it's been their holiday comfort movie for years. Upon viewing, we're not sure it's a Christmas movie, or a comedy, or particularly comforting. But Trading Places made some bold social statements, helped elevate Eddie Murphy to one of the hottest names in Hollywood and got Jamie Lee Curtis topless. Join the Shat Crew on this holiday romp as we discuss power suits, the...

Duration:01:09:01

Office Space (1999)

12/15/2020
Most Shat films can only hope to be as funny now as the day they were released. "Office Space" might actually have gotten funnier over the years. That's probably because we're grown-ups now and can relate to commuting, quitting a job, getting laid off, and regurgitating corporate buzzwords. In this episode, commissioned by listener Don Sauce, you'll hear career advice from Gene Lyons, music advice from Ash, and why Big D will never leave his job. The Shat Crew also covers toxic...

Duration:01:02:14

The Transformers: The Movie (1986)

12/8/2020
"The Transformers: The Movie" put us in a very strange position. Should we view the movie as children of the '80s, as adults in a 2020 pandemic, or through the eyes of Gen Z? And that led to more questions: Why do Autobots turn into cars at the worst times? Is something creepy going on with Rodimus Prime and Daniel? Is Spike the worst dad in the galaxy? Sometimes, a movie is just meant to be fun and sell toys. Sense of scale doesn't matter. Storylines are secondary, and the deaths of...

Duration:00:58:55

Three Amigos (1986)

12/1/2020
Here at Shat The Movies, we pride ourselves on seeing beyond nostalgia, beyond our personal memories, and really asking ourselves, "Does this '80s movie actually hold up?" That solemn task has never been harder than when Big D and Gene were forced to stare their own childhoods in the eye, tip their sombreros, and honestly dig into "Three Amigos." With Ash asking, "What is this movie?" and Randy Newman in the writing credits, there were moments Dick and Gene had their doubts: Is Chevy Chase...

Duration:01:04:49

Fargo (1996)

11/24/2020
Team Shat is no stranger to Coen Brothers movies, but "Fargo" stands apart for its perfect casting, delicious darkness, and unmistakable backdrop. Listener Eric J. made Ash's year by choosing this almost-true-crime film that made Big D weigh the pros and cons of living in North Dakota and made Gene recall the tragic tale of a sexually frustrated stallion. Questions that came up this week include: Would you take the money? Does carrying a gun make you safer or more at risk? What should a...

Duration:01:10:46

Grosse Pointe Blank (1997)

11/17/2020
Mention John Cusack, and most people think of "Say Anything," "Better Off Dead," or "High Fidelity," but Gene would argue Cusack's best film is the oft-forgotten "Grosse Pointe Blank," a movie that brought out the best of every actor in it. Thankfully, listener David from North of England was inspired by the movie's music and painful depiction of a 10-year high school reunion, giving us an excuse to discuss Ash's fear of hotel rooms, Dick's fear of never leaving his home town, and Gene's...

Duration:01:02:41

Sixteen Candles (1984)

11/11/2020
It's been a while since Shat The Movies covered a John Hughes movie, and this time we're going back to where it all started for the quintessential '80s director: "Sixteen Candles." This high school comedy cemented the roles Molly Ringwald and Anthony Michael Hall would play for the next decade, and it gave us some of the most iconic scenes in '80s cinema. In this podcast, the Shat Crew debates girls' underwear, where to draw the line between flirting and harassment, the right number of...

Duration:01:12:03

Clerks (1994)

11/4/2020
"Clerks" put director Kevin Smith on the map and taught '90s kids we all could be directors with just a roll of black-and-white film, a few friends, and a credit card. The conversations were witty, fast-paced, and perhaps a little too cheeky. The actors were unseasoned and awkward. The situations were edgy for 1994. And buried in all of it was a different style of storytelling that would blossom into the View Askewniverse. This landmark independent film brought us Berserker, blowjob...

Duration:01:11:44

Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)

10/27/2020
The 1978 "Halloween" was a hit with the Shat The Movies crew, so we were overjoyed when loyal listener Tom C. in Texas chose its sequel "Halloween 4" as this year's Spooktacular special. "The Return of Michael Myers" has everything we loved about the original, minus the spectacular boobs, plus some great '80s special effects. Michael is deadlier. The town is more violent, and Dr. Loomis is a lot more Dr. Loomisy. Perhaps the scariest part is a look back at parenting in the '80s. Why did...

Duration:00:58:39

Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade (1989)

10/20/2020
Shat The Movies is proud to complete it's first film trilogy, and what better series than "Indiana Jones," whose original three movies began and ended in the Shatacular '80s. The Nazis are back, the leading lady is sly, and we are treated to the super, sexy, scandalous, slippery, scientific Scotsman Sean Connery in one of the best comedic pairings of the decade. "The Last Crusade" gave us back the Indy we love: a grave desecrating, German killing, clumsy nerd who just happens to always...

Duration:00:57:29